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that joe manchin has told a west virginia radio station that he is working with others, with democrats and republicans, on the universal background check. also on closing the gun show loophole. joe manchin, who, of course, campaigned for the office holding a rifle. this is a big change. >> well, for joe manchin, this is a critical time. he was just reelected to a full-term. he has a bit of breathing room, and this is an issue that he is willing to really try and find some ground. he will talk about his a-plus rating with the national rifle association, and a state like west virginia has a long history and kind of cultural tie to guns so, he understands it from that point of view. at the same time he is saying he wants to try to find a way to do more. now, today senator dianne feinstein introduced her assault weapons ban of 2013. she had been responsible for one back in the 1990s, and that is probably a step where joe manchin is not yet ready to go. is there a place where democrats can get together around something that relates to dealing with the gun violence issue, and also these othe
of joe manchin come forward and they didn't. >> we have joe manchin who had an a plus rating, i had an a plus rating over four terms, come out and say immediately, we have to sit and talk about this. then you have wayne lapierre to come out and talk and do what he did, offended middle america. you have extremists on talk radio talking about this as a war. extremist politicians talking about impeaching barack obama. you have guys that have worked for supreme court justices that say even talking about this is unconstitution unconstitutional. no, it's not. scalia said you have a right to protect your family and have a handgun in your house. the other things, that's subject to government regulation. they overreached. the mothre they overreached, i warned them, i have been a member all my life -- >> that's nice. >> i will do it again. >> willie, what's my biggest fault. >> you love a little too much. >> that is it. >> i love a little too much. i shared some of that love last week. anyw anyway, it is a still not too late. they can come to the table and be part of a comprehensive package.
. some of his biggest battles may be by democrats. >> this will be decided by swing votes. joe manchin in west virginia. right after newtown he suggested that he was going to flip on this. open to gun control, maybe supporting an assault weapons ban. this week joe manchin is pouring cold water on that and seems to be back pedaling. al franken is up for re-election. today he put out statement saying in principle he supports a ban on assault weapons but didn't say he supports legislation to do that. what the fear is i'm told by one top democratic senator an assault weapons ban suggests the president is taking weapons away that plays into republican arguments like marco rubio who said this today on fox. >> there is a second amendment. i didn't write the constitution. i believe in it. if you are going to do anything that impacts it. it better make some sense. here is the problem that i have by the president's own admission, the things that they're putting forward would have done nothing to prevent what happened, for example, in connecticut. >> and that's why top democratic senator is telli
it will be hard but you see people like joe manchin willing to work on some things. he's a touchstone for a lot of democrats who look to people who are supporters of gun rights. i'm wontderring when you have the people who do push back on certain parts of it and that does include joe manchin and people like harry reid who basically has said he's not superulatively supportive of the president's plan. let's put it that way. i'm wondering, ryan is this because they live in those gun states, they fear the nra? tell us about the difficulties of getting some people like harry reid on board. >> right. it's because they understand the politics of guns. the problem for gun control advocates has never been broad popularity. a majority of people generally support gun control. they support an assault weapons ban. you showed those polls. there's broad support for these kinds of things. the problem isn't intensity. people who support an assault weapons ban don't -- in the past have not voted on their support of an assault weapons ban. you know, they would say that, yes, given the choice between having a ban
something than as a shot gun. so you want to keep people away, buy shotgun shells. >>> joe manchin of west virginia said he's working to develop a separate proposal that would expand background checks on gun sales. a new era is now under way in the u.s. military. the pentagon yesterday announced it has lifted a 20 year ban that prevented women from serving in combat roles. the move was approved by leon panetta who says it would strengthen the military and the country. >> when i fly into bethesda to visit wounded warriors, and when i've gone to arlington to bury our dead, there is no distinction that's made between the sacrifices of men and women in uniform. they served, they're wounded and they die right next to aech each each. >> senator john mccain supported the decision. >> the right thing to do. i support it. i just want us all to make sure that standards, particularly the physical standards are met, so that the combat gee efficiency are not degraded. but it's time to do that. the woman have proven their contributions. >> 152 women have died serving this nation in iraq and afghanistan.
shore" off. senator joe manchin of west virginia said please don't show "buck wild." i agree with those things. i don't know if it's better to ignore it. it's strange. the number of people that watch "honey boo boo" -- i didn't know who it was until i saw it on "people" magazine and people find the shows. >> andrea: if you are offended vote with the remote control. you don't have to watch the show. a lot of people watch the shows. >> eric: how does kim kardashian put down $15 million in a year? how does octomom go to octomom to porn star. they are selling advertising on mtv? >> bob: kim kardashian would make less than minimum wage. >> andrea: bachelor. all the women go on a show and a lot of times they make women look bad because they behave insane. but they're there because they think they are going to meet a man. more power to them. >> dana: i think the shows, i don't know -- you do think they are acting or maybe they are like that. >> greg: this is what they all have in common is you are taking people and satisfying the desire of being observed. people when they know they are on came
democrats like saturday joe manchin over gun control may not play well in red states like west virginia. >> they found this for example in the battle over healthcare where they took the people they had in 2008 and found it difficult to motivate them on behalf of the healthcare initiative. >> the president begins his second term with 47% of the country approving of his job performance in a new fox poll. 18 points lower than four years ago. the public appears frustrated about the fiscal cliff deal. when asked whether their paycheck is smaller this year because more taxes are being taken out, 60% said yes. only 25% no. >> shovel ready was nots shovel ready as we expected. >> now comes word the president's job council, business and labor leaders tasked with helping the deal with stubbornly high unemployment has not had an official meeting in the full year. white house officials note the president has had plenty of other meetings in recent month and say the electorate believes he has done a good job trying to deal with the economic crisis. >> the steps we have taken have been the right steps
new york times" today, democrat joe manchin of west virginia has faced doubts within his constituency who feel the second amendment is in jeopardy. "the times" describes the senator's attempts to reassure his constituents about the political climate in washington. he said i see no movement, no talk, no bills, no nothing. they remained skeptical. we give up our rights one piece at a time. a banker named charlie houck. he actually had a meeting and said how many of you are concerned you're going to lose your second amendment rights? all the hands went up. that shows how difficult it's going to be, even at this table, it seems to clear what needs to be done. that's not the way everybody feels. >> i'm disappointed mr. scarborough is not at this table because we had a heated one-on-one about first and second amendment about video games, comparing it to slippery slope on the second amendment. i've done a lot of research since then. i want to go back at him on that. this is a black-and-white issue again. to draw the line and say that in some way, shape or form we are going back to the founde
's recommendation and feinstein's recommendations. max baucus, joe manchin and ten others are raided at least "b" plus, if not "a." a lot of these people are "a"s. how do they hand that vote? >> dana: i don't think it will necessarily come to a vote. i do admire the administration for putting biden out there today. a week after president obama signed the executive orders. i thought that maybe that would bebe that. but then when feinstein did her bill today, i guess it's possible that her personal feelings have evolveed over time, as it happened with other politicians. also i think one person's assault weapon is another person's self-defense weapon. what she was talking about in that clip was the ability to defend herself. this is possible that public opinion, though, looks at something that joe biden says where he says, as you point out, don't let your kids play with guns. don't let crazy people have guns. yes, we all agree on that. then is there anything, though, they said today, that would make this ban a magic wand? just because you ban it, as it showed from 1994 to 2004 when the ban was in p
this debate? >> i think joe manchin's point in that commercial wasn't the rifle. it was shooting obama's energy policy with the rifle. i'll let joe speak for himself. >> you look at connecticut where this awful, sickening crime occurred. everything that guy did was illegal already. if -- it's just a reminder if you make having guns fwens the law, the only people that will have guns are criminals. that's the way -- that's the result in connecticut. >> the supreme court has already ruled in the heller case that there can be exceptions, that the d.c. gun law was unconstitutional, but other assault weapon bans might not be unconstitutional. the constitution does not preclude other restrictions on guns, and background checks. and other measures that are considered and have widespread support. do you think that republicans should take a closer look at some of the other options in the aftermath of newtown? >> again, i think the most productive thing being talked about here is how do we prevent mentally ill deranged people from getting firearms or any other dangerous weapons. that is a useful
territory if they can thread the needle for people like joe manchin. >> the numbers are overwhelming. you have joe manchin who's now coming together, has a bipartisan bill out we'll be talking about. he's together with senator kirk out of illinois, a republican, talking about universal background checks. again, this is something that stands anywhere from 85% to 92% approval rating. the nra is still against it. we'll see if any republicans are still against it, too. steve, i'm going to -- since mika's not here -- >> oh, god. >> my breakfast has just arrived. and i'm going to prepare, and i'm going to make it even harder for a woman to carry me from combat. and we'll be right back. when we come back, we're going to be talking to mary matalin. i'm very excited about that. she likes munchkins as well. "fortune's" leigh gallagher, "the washington post's" eugene robinson and actor victor garber. up next, mike allen with the top stories in the "politico playbook." first here's bill karins with a check on the weekend forecast. bill, i hope the forecast is as sweet as this munchkin going down. >>
, tremendous integrity and very popular. >> two new englanders though i say also senator joe manchin of west virginia, keep an eye on him, and now we pause to honor our fellow americans who serve and sacrifice. this week the pentagon released the name of one soldier killed in afghanistan. and finally, "your voice" this week. diana biederman asks today's question. why do we have inaugural ceremonies for two-term presidents? it says they all have to be sworn in. always an excuse for some party. this year has been scaled way back from ten balls to two but second inaugurations have been a time for some first. african-americans joined the parade for the first time at abraham lincoln's second inaugural. woodrow wilson's second, women were included 52 years later. harry truman's 1949 inaugural was the first on television and in 1997, americans could watch the swearing in online for the first time of bill clinton. tweet me your political questions to @gstephanopoulos plus greta is going to answer your questions for this week's web extra. thanks for spending your sunday with us. check out "world news
could become law. democratic senator joe manchin of west virginia, himself an nra supporter, told a local radio program he was working on a new bill to toughen background checks for most gun buyers. >> if you're going to be a gun owner, you should have a background and be able to pass a background check to be able to get that. with exceptions. the exceptions are their families immediate family member some sporting events. >> john: before we crack some jokes about what those sporting events might be, let's all recall this comment former president bill clinton made about gun owners last saturday. when he said do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them. very good advice for gun control advocates. for more on the gun control debate, i'm very pleased to be joined by the very reverend gary hall, dean of washington cathedral who participated today in senator feinstein's news conference. dean welcome and good evening. thank you for coming on "viewpoint." >> it is a real pleasure to be here. >> john: thank you sir. i understand you got so
is facing resistance from fellow democrats as well. look at joe manchin, the senator from west virginia, after the tragedy in newtown, he suggested even though he's a more conservative democrat from west virginia he might be supportive of an assault -- a ban on assault weapons and he's now walking that back a bit. senator al franken from minnesota, up for reelection in 2014, a liberal democrat, not conservative democrat. suggested yesterday he wasn't sure about a ban on assault weapons and today he's clarifying in fact he supports what he says is the principle of banning assault weapons, but didn't specifically say he supports legislation to ban those assault weapons. and so, it's interesting, because jay carney at the daily briefing today got a lot of questions of bringing democrats along, he says the president is confident after lobbying, and going out on the road eventually that some of these lawmakers will come along, take a listen. >> he firmly believes they are and he'll be having that covering with republicans and democrats and with americans more broadly. again, i think you've s
, if the president wanted to get any, any modification to the nation's weapons laws, he had a moment. joe manchin, the senator from west virginia and bob casey, senator from pennsylvania, pro-gun democrats said let's talk about this, let's have a discussion. if barack obama wanted to have a change, it wouldn't have been probably a sweeping large change, but could have had something, that might have dealt with mental health issues, might have been gun show loophole. it might have had something to do with the size of magazines available for weapons, but he had a moment he could have turned to those guys and said work up legislation, i'll get behind it and help you sell. instead what the president said was, we're going to go big, go for a big comprehensive solution and what that did was send the message to pro-gun democrats and to all of the republican party, the president means to crack down on guns and he's going to use this as an opportunity to do it and it basically froze the conversation. >> megyn: and it also led to a huge spike in gun sales at various places, you know, across the united state
that democrats plan to introduce a ban today to outlaw assault weapons. democrats like joe manchin are having a hard time selling that at home. it will be a barometer for just how far it will go. >>> bag weather is hampering a search for three in aunt art tick ka. their twin engine plane vanished. >>> the federal appeals court is overturned. an indiana law that bans them from using social network like facebook and twitter. a three-judge panel said yesterday the law was unconstitutional and too broad. >>> and "the washington post" finds it's never too late to quit smoking. they typically lose about a decade of life expectancy. but a new study found that those who quit by 35 to 44 gained back nine years. >>> and "the san francisco chronicle" reports that scientists have created scientific resis stent skills. thn this national weather report sponsored by the makers of zyrteg. zyrtec, love the air. >>> new york city police open fire on a suspected killer, hitting nine innocent bystanders. one of the victims now says it's time for the city to pay her for her pain. >>> and farmers feel the heat as
rounds or more plus universal background checks. senator joe manchin a lifelong member of the nra is open to such a plan and would like to see more. >> i would like to hear from them why you need a larger magazine. you can't push the nra and law-abiding gun owners, you have have them at the table. what are their preference protecting that. >> reporter: nra has made it clear it is not in favor of any ban on assault weapons. so the up tense battle on both sides will likely continue, martha. martha: what are we seeing from the nra as what they think will happen on the president's plan to curb gun violence? what are they proposing? what would they give? >> reporter: good question. the nra believes the president will not have enough support in congress to support any type of ban on assault weapons or even high-capacity magazines for that matter. the nra, martha, believes the root of the problem is mental illness. therefore it is pushing for a measure to keep guns out of the hands of those who have been adjudicated as people with mental illness problems. >> i think it is a false security to thi
to introduce a bill today to outlaw assault weapons. other democrats like west virginia's joe manchin are having a hard time selling that at home. it will be a barometer how far gun control legislation will go. >>> bad weather is hampering the search for three canadians missing in antartica. their twin engine plane vanished on a flight from the south pole. beacon aboard the aircraft alerted to trouble last night. >>> a federal appeals court overturned an indiana law that banned sex offenders from using social networks like facebook and twitter. three-judge panel said theaid the law was unconstitutional and too broad. >>> the republican finds it's never too late to quit smoking. smokers typically lose about a decade of life expectancy but a new study found those who quit between ages 35 and 44 gain back nine of the years and those who quit before 35 gain back all ten years. >>> "the "san francisco chronicle"" say scientists created anti-hiv resistant pills for cells. >>> all right, we're starting out with plenty of clouds around the bay area some fog into the san j
for gun control for a long time. where are the new faces? people like joe manchin, a democrat, saying look at these things. none are saying, let's pass all these things that the president wants. let's look a map of the democrats. we can show you at least 11 vulnerable democratic incumbents. those are at least 11 democratic seats up in 2014. senator from alaska has said no thank you. montana, max baucus has said, i'm not sure we want to do gun control. republicans are saying that we're going to see what harry reid in the senate does and the expectation is at best he could get a very watered down version. no assault weapons ban, maybe progress on background checks and the republicans around the house, from what they are saying, we'll have our committees look at these issues but we're not going to think about voting on a bill until the senate proves it can pass something. on this day, we'll see if he can rally public support and change a lot of minds. >> how visible will the president be, the vice president as well? >> that is a big question. will he try to rally public support? we know tomor
and capitol hill in order to come up with a comprehensive approach or ban on assault weapons. senator joe manchin, west virginia, and john mccain were on the cbs show over the weekend. here's what they have to say about it. >> how we got into a culture of mass violence. if you're just going to say it's all about guns and we need gun changes and bans, you're wrong. >> we need -- >> we need a comprehensive approach. >> do you think an assault weapons ban can pass the congress? >> no. >> do you think it should? >> no. >>steve: it's interesting, harry reid said over the weekend -- in the past harry reid voted against assault weapons bans. harry reid doesn't know whether or not it would pass congress either. he thinks it might get through the senate but it would probably not pass in the house. the other thing is joe biden and his commission are going to come up with their findings. tomorrow they're going to release it. the last time we had the debt commission findings, did the administration pay attention to that? no. >> i think the commission knows what the findings are already. >>gretchen: j
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